[ Environmental Engineering ]
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering - Vol. 15, No. 3, pp.651-658
ISSN: 1346-7581 (Print) 1347-2852 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Sep 2016
Received 06 Oct 2015 Accepted 14 Jul 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3130/jaabe.15.651

Research on the Reduction Effect of Transparent Glass on Cooling Power Energy Consumption Research on the Reduction of Cooling and Heating Loads by Transparent Solar Heat Absorbing Glass Panels (Part 2)

Zhe Cui*, 1 ; Akio Mizutani2
1Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University China
2Emeritus Professor, Nagoya Institute of Technology Japan

Correspondence to: *Zhe Cui, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 114 Room, Wenyuan Building, Tongji University, No. 1239, Siping Road, Shanghai City, China Tel: +86-186-2161-6072 Fax:+86-21-65982929 E-mail: cuizhe@tongji.edu.cn


Based on an experimental study, this paper discusses the savings obtained by various kinds of single-layer and double-layer glass panels on the cooling power consumption in the air-conditioning of buildings. Heat transfer coefficients are measured in order to evaluate the savings obtained. Results show that double-layer glass panels offer significantly larger savings compared to single-layer glass panels, and the flow of the air layer within the double-layer glass panels is not significantly helpful to improve the energy-saving effects. It is also found that the Low-E glass material has the greatest reduction effects.


cooling power consumption, double-layer glass, heat transfer coefficient, solar heat absorption coating, solar heat absorption film


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